We have acquired a
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firewall and I am having trouble configuring it as a primary. Is it even possible to configure it as the primary (and ultimately the only) firewall?
The difficulties I'm having seem to revolve around my inability to assign the inside interface an IP address. Using the CLI, I go into configure mode for the interface and give it "ip address 192.168.1.1 255.255.255.0 inside" and the command completes with no errors reported yet when I "show interface", it reports the inside interface as having no IP address assigned.
BTW, if I use the CLI to "configure factory-default" then "show interface", it does assign the inside interface an IP and I'm able to use ASDM successfully which is very strange to me. Despite using "write memory" to save that working configuration to the flash, rebooting the firewall reloads a non functioning config giving me the same problem I described above.
Even running the "setup" command and assigning the IP address that way fails to actually assign it. The ONLY way I can get it to work is through loading the factory-defaults.
Your help is GREATLY appreciated!